Image from The Atheist

Every good news story needs a good storyteller. Augustine Early, a crooked journalist, has made an art of clawing his way up the professional ladder. When he turns a prominent politician’s tawdry predilections into front page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person he thought was immune - Augustine himself. A searing and hilarious new play about catching the perfect front-page headline, whatever the cost.

Actor and director Campbell Scott (whose numerous film credits include The Secret Lives of Dentists and Roger Dodger, as well as the title role in Hamlet for the Huntington) performed a reading of this one-man show during the Huntington’s 2006 Breaking Ground Festival of New Plays, before The Atheist premiered in both New York and London earlier this year. The Atheist is written by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone, whose play Brendan is also part of the Huntington’s 2007-2008 Season, and will be directed by Huntington Artistic Associate Justin Waldman.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes; including 1 intermission

Performance Calendar

Dodging the Spotlight: Campbell Scott

A Campbell Scott Filmography

Bios

The Boston Globe article on playwright Ronan Noone

The Boston Globe article on Campbell Scott


2007-2008 Season




Buy Tickets

Select a performance:

DO YOU HAVE A PROMOTIONAL CODE?
Please enter your code and click submit.


Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
Main: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | 617 266 7900 | BOX OFFICE 617 266 0800

© 2013 Huntington Theatre Company. All rights reserved | Trouble viewing this site? Please download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.